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Courts

  • District judge suspended 30 days

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Bullitt County district judge who has served since 1999 has been suspended from her duties on the bench for 30 days this summer.

  • Man indicted for harassing calls to staff at BAC school

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A man who allegedly made threats against personnel at the Bullitt County Alternative Center has been indicted.

    Randall Eugene Carman, 43, of Pleasureville, has been indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury on a series of charges related to events between Feb. 12-18, 2014.

    Carman was arrested in Christian County in mid-February and housed in the Bullitt County Detention Center.

    According to the indictment, Carman faces two counts of intimidating a witness in a legal process.

  • Nursing home employee indicted for stealing drugs

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A former employee of a local nursing home has been indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    Laura Morrow, 36, has been charged with several drug-related offense after an investigation by the Bullitt County Drug Task Force.

    Morrow was indicted for three counts of attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud, false statement or forgery.

    She was also indicted for a single count of theft of a controlled substance.

    And she faces nine counts of forgery.

  • Bain not guilty of making threat

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Attorney Lorie Casey said her client was an immature 18-year-old who made a stupid comment.

  • Previous bomb threat will send man to prison

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Last October, Robert J. Pronovost II didn’t want to go to prison.

    So, while admittedly being under the influence, he called in a bomb threat to the courthouse.

    It may have delayed the inevitable for a short period of time but the Shepherdsville man is now headed to prison.

    Earlier this month,  Pronovost received his final sentencing.

    Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress rejected defense attorney Jennifer Wittmeyer’s request for probation and drug treatment for her client.

  • Special judge assigned to handle charges against Stanley Dishon

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A special judge has been appointed to handle a pair of sex-related cases against Stanley Dishon.

    After both circuit judges - Rodney Burress and Elise Givhan Spainhour - disqualified themselves from sitting on the case, Charles Simms III was assigned to hear the cases.

    Simms is already hearing the murder case against Dishon. He is charged with kidnapping and killing his niece, Jessica, in 1999.

    The recent cases deal with sex allegations several years ago.

  • Man pleads guilty to sex offenses

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A man could spend the next 20 years in prison and he will definitely be a lifetime member of the sex offender registry in Kentucky.

    David Harkins, 38, entered a guilty plea Tuesday in Bullitt Circuit Court for his sexual involvement with three victims under the age of 12.

    Harkins admitted his guilt to the following charges:

    *possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor

    *three counts of use of a minor in a sexual performance under the age of 16

  • Computer change to close office at noon on April 30

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County is scheduled to go live with the court system’s new Accounts Receivable program on May 1, 2014. There are currently 22 Kentucky counties using the AR program, according to Bullitt Circuit Clerk Paulita Keith.

    What is AR?

  • Dishon trial date still in air; attorneys will meet in May

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Whether the trial in the 1999 death of Jessica Dishon will be held this September is yet to be determined.

  • Federal trial for Hillview poilice chief delayed

     LOUISVILLE - A trial in U.S. District Court to determine whether a local police chief lied to federal investigators will not be held this week.

    The federal case against Hillview police chief Glenn Caple was supposed to begin this week in Louisville.

    However, because his attorney, Thomas Clay, is also representing a possible witness in the case, U.S. District Judge Charles R. Simpson III disqualified the noted attorney from serving as Caple’s legal counsel.

    Caple confirmed that the case had been delayed. No new trial date has been set.